Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Unpaid fine? The poorer you are, the more you owe

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:00
Emily Green Oregon’s monetary sanctions punish the poor more harshly and tether them to the criminal justice system for years after their initial ticket or fee

Home, on hold: Long waitlists a symptom of Portland housing crisis

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 05:00
John Emshwiller Multnomah County’s waitlists for local and federal housing subsidies closed in 2016, leaving people in need of homes feeling anxious and defeated

Rural Oregon food pantries: Reflections from a photojournalist

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 04:00
Celeste Noche While covering housing in Ontario, Street Roots photographer Celeste Noche discovers that food can be a unifier

Mark Lakeman helps tackle the housing crisis with creativity, compassion

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:30
Helen Hill The revolutionary Portland architect talks to Street Roots about the impact of the village mentality

Veteran homelessness grows across Oregon

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:00
Emily Green Rural counties see the greatest increase, with 73 percent living unsheltered in those areas

Director’s Desk: We’re energized after election; help us keep fighting

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 02:00
Kaia Sand Together, we will continue to fight for our future

Oregon sexual assault survivor is setting the expectation for college athletes

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 07:00
Jason Cohen Brenda Tracy is working to combat rape culture in sports

She Shreds editor Fabi Reyna celebrates 5 years with her groundbreaking magazine

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 04:00
Ann-Derrick Gaillot She Shreds is a revolutionary platform for female guitarists

Why teens keep the secret of sexual abuse

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 03:00
Libby Dowsett Child-abuse prevention shouldn't be the responsibility of victims who feel powerless, experts say

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘I want my stories to do some good’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 02:00
Helen Hill Jay finds it challenging to work at his art while homeless, but Street Roots has pointed him in 'a positive direction’

Food-insecure Oregonians will benefit from Measure 102, but not from 103

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 01:00
Annie Kirschner COMMENTARY | Saying Measure 103 will keep food banks tax free is like saying it will keep the sky blue

In 2017, we lost at least 79 more people on the streets

Street Roots News Feed - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | The annual Domicile Unknown report on homeless deaths brings attention to the critical needs of Multnomah County's most vulnerable


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard
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